Proverbs 11:13

13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Proverbs 11:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
ESV
13 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
NLT
13 A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
MSG
13 A gadabout gossip can't be trusted with a secret, but someone of integrity won't violate a confidence.
CSB
13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but the trustworthy keeps a confidence.

Proverbs 11:13 In-Context

11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Leviticus 19:16; Proverbs 20:19; 1 Timothy 5:13
  • 2. S Proverbs 10:14
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